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Beartic (Update) QC [3/3](GP 2/2)

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    [Overview]
    • Ice is the worst defensive typing, but it's good offensively.
    • Other Ice-type such as Jynx, Piloswine, and Regice gives Beartic a lot of competition.
    • So slow, some walls outspeeds it even at max Speed.
    • Weak or no damage to some of the biggest threats in NU: Sawk, Charizard, Carracosta, Gurdurr, Primeape, Samurott, Ludicolo, etc.
    • Good natural bulk, but the Stealth Rock weakness gives it problems.
    <p>While it is the strongest physical attacking Ice-type in the tier, Beartic has trouble distinguishing itself from Piloswine. Beartic has good natural bulk, but Ice is a horrible defensive typing and gives it a weakness to Stealth Rock. Outside of the rain, Beartic is too slow to sweep through teams. It also has trouble dealing enough damage to threaten dangerous Pokemon such as Ludicolo, Gurdurr, and Samurott. Make sure your team can make use of Beartic's ability to threaten defensive Pokemon and Grass-types before you give it a team slot.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Bulk Up
    move 1: Bulk Up
    move 2: Substitute
    move 3: Icicle Crash
    move 4: Low Kick
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Swift Swim
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 132 HP / 252 Atk / 124 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]
    • Bulk Up to increase its Attack and Defense, letting Beartic to hit harder while also taking them easier.
    • Substitute to protect itself from status conditions and Focus Punch.
    • Icicle Crash for a strong STAB.
    • Low Kick to hit hard most Ice-type resists, like Steel-types.
    • Good neutral coverage with these two moves.
    <p></p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]
    • Ev spread to outspeed uninvested base 65 Speed, such as Alomomola.
    • Pokemon able to take on Fighting-types: Musharna, Misdreavus, Garbodor.
    • Method to keep Stealth Rock away from the field such as Choice Band Sawk, Taunt Serperior and Misdreavus, Magic Coat, Rapid spin, and more.
    • Toxic Spikes support from Garbodor, Roselia, and Scolipede to wear down the walls able to take on Beartic.
    • Psychic-types such as Musharna can easily take a Fighting-type move and strike back with a Psychic. Musharna can also heal any status with Heal Bell and also has a slow Baton Pass to bring Beartic safely.
    • Regirock is a great partner, as it can tank hits from most Fire-type, setup Stealth Rock, and spread status in the form of Thunder Wave and Toxic to cripple the Pokemon who can outspeed Beartic.
    • Pokemon such as Sword Dance Samurott, Sword Dance Scolipede, and Calm Mind Serperior who like walls such as Alomomola, Tangela, and Golbat weakened.
    [SET]
    name: All-Out Attacker
    move 1: Icicle Crash
    move 2: Superpower
    move 3: Stone Edge
    move 4: Taunt / Aqua Jet
    item: Life Orb
    ability: Swift Swim
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 32 HP / 252 Atk / 8 Def / 216 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]
    • Strong STAB in Icicle Crash.
    • Superpower for good neutral coverage with Icicle Crash.
    • Stone Edge to hit Fire-types and such.
    • Taunt to shut down walls, Aqua Jet is weak but the priority can be useful.
    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]
    • EV spread to outspeed uninvested base 75 Speed, such as Garbodor, and max Speed Golem. 32 HP is a Life Orb number.
    • Rock Slide can be used over Stone Edge for better accuracy.
    • Sword Dance.
    • Musharna can heal any status with Heal Bell, take Fighting-type moves, and bring Beartic in safely with a slow Baton Pass.
    • Exeggutor is a good partner, as it can take Fighting-type moves for Beartic and strike back with a powerful Psychic or kill most of the Water-type with Giga Drain who otherwise walls Beartic, while Beartic can kill Mandibuzz which walls Exeggutor.
    • Regirock is also great partner, as it can take everything from most Fire-type, setup Stealth Rock, and cripple the Pokemon that can outspeed Beartic with Thunder Wave or Toxic.
    • Thunder Wave support from Musharna, Regirock, and more.
    [Other Options]

    <p>Beartic has a surprisingly good movepool, including moves such as Roar, Yawn, Sword Dance, Hone Claws, and more.
    • Avalanche is stronger than Icicle Crash if you get hit by a faster opponent during the same turn, but Beartic can't comfortably take a hit and you'll lose a lot of power against slower Pokemon such as Exeggutor.
    • Toxic
    • Focus Punch.
    • Roar.
    • Hone Claws.
    • Rain Dance.
    • Night Slash.
    • Brick Break could be used, but its too weak.
    • Yawn.
    • Special set, but Beartic is better with its physical moves.
    [Checks and Counters]
    • Fire-type such as Charizard, Rapidash, Simisear.
    • Rock-type such as Regirock.
    • Steel-type such as Metang and Klang.
    • Fighting-type such as Sawk, Primeape, and Gurdurr.
    • No immunity and only resisting Ice-types makes it easy to wear down.
    • Really slow, easy to finish it off with anything faster.
    • Massive weakness to all forms of entry hazard, making Beartic easy to wear done.
    • A lot of Pokemon can take a hit and strike back.


    [Overview]

    <p>While it is the strongest physical Ice-type in the tier, Beartic has trouble distinguishing itself from Piloswine. Beartic has good natural bulk, but Ice is a horrible defensive typing and gives it a weakness to Stealth Rock. Outside of the rain, Beartic is too slow to sweep through teams. It also has trouble dealing enough damage to threaten dangerous Pokemon such as Ludicolo, Gurdurr, and Samurott. Make sure your team can make use of Beartic's ability to threaten defensive Pokemon and Grass-types before you give it a team slot.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Bulk Up
    move 1: Bulk Up
    move 2: Substitute
    move 3: Icicle Crash
    move 4: Low Kick
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Swift Swim
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 132 HP / 252 Atk / 124 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set makes use of Beartic's decent bulk to set up on defensive Pokemon, such as Alomomola and Lickilicky. Bulk Up improves Beartic's already good Attack stat and makes it harder for Pokemon such as Lickilicky to wear it down. Substitute works great in tandem with Bulk Up to block status and make physically offensive walls, such as Lickilicky and Alomomola, unable to break through after a few boosts. Icicle Crash is Beartic's most reliable STAB move and threatens Grass- and Flying-types such as Tangela and Mandibuzz. Low Kick has good neutral coverage alongside Icicle Crash, dealing with Steel-types and most Thick Fat Pokemon, such as Munchlax. This set threatens stall teams as most members cannot break Beartic's Substitute while any that do are threatened by its offensive moves.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The given EVs allow Beartic to outspeed uninvested base 65 Speed Pokemon, such as Alomomola and Tangela, while maintaining as much offensive power as possible. Toxic Spikes work well with this set, as Beartic threatens most Poison-types and can continuously use Substitute to stall out offensive Pokemon that it can't immediately threaten, such as Sawk. Garbodor and Roselia are good teammates to set up Toxic Spikes and absorb them from your side of the field. Fighting-types such as Gurdurr are threatening to Beartic, so Musharna and Misdreavus are good partners to handle them. Musharna can use a slow Baton Pass to switch in Beartic safely while Misdreavus can act as a spinblocker for your team; both can also use Heal Bell to remove status, which would otherwise cripple Beartic. Regirock and Golem are good options to handle the Fire-types that melt Beartic, most notably Charizard. They can also set up Stealth Rock, which allows Beartic to OHKO Charizard on the switch in with Icicle Crash. As this set can weaken walls such as Alomomola, Tangela, and Mandibuzz, sweepers that appreciate their removal are great teammates. Swords Dance Samurott, Calm Mind Serperior, and Kangaskhan are all good teammates to take advantage of the weakening or removal of walls.</p>

    [SET]
    name: All-Out Attacker
    move 1: Icicle Crash
    move 2: Superpower
    move 3: Stone Edge
    move 4: Taunt / Aqua Jet
    item: Life Orb
    ability: Swift Swim
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 32 HP / 252 Atk / 8 Def / 216 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set maximizes Beartic's initial power, threatens most Grass-types in the tier, and is Beartic's best set to use on rain teams. Icicle Crash is Beartic's most reliable STAB move and threatens bulky Pokemon such as Mandibuzz and Tangela. Superpower provides good coverage with Icicle Crash and demolishes most Steel-types before they can retaliate. Stone Edge provides coverage against Fire-types, most notably Torkoal, that can take any other move on this set. Taunt is the preferred move for the last slot, as it allows Beartic to stop walls from inflicting status on it or recovering off the damage that Beartic inflicts. Aqua Jet is useful if your team needs priority, and it is the preferred option if your team provides rain support.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The Speed EVs allow Beartic to outspeed uninvested base 75 Speed Pokemon, such as Garbodor, and max Speed Golem. If Swift Swim is active, Beartic can outspeed Modest Electrode as well. The rest of the EVs help maximize Beartic's offensive power and minimize Life Orb recoil. Rock Slide is a viable option over Stone Edge, but the lower Base Power makes it harder to deal with Torkoal. Swords Dance is a viable option for the last slot, but Beartic is generally too frail and slow to set it up. This set is walled by Water-types, so Ludicolo and Exeggutor are good teammates to threaten them. Ludicolo can also provide rain support to allow Beartic to sweep more effectively. Fighting-types threaten Beartic as well, so Musharna is a good teammate to tank their moves and provide Beartic with Heal Bell and Thunder Wave support. Regirock can also provide Thunder Wave support to cripple Choice Scarf users and set up Stealth Rock to allow Beartic to OHKO Charizard and Jynx on the switch in with Icicle Crash.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Avalanche is a viable option over Icicle Crash as it is the stronger move when Beartic is attacked during the turn, but the negative priority means that Beartic will take damage from Pokemon that it normally outspeeds, such as Tangela. Toxic can catch walls such as Alomomola on the switch, but Beartic normally doesn't have room for it. Focus Punch is an option for the Bulk Up set, but Beartic isn't strong enough to make it worth using. Brick Break can also be used as an alternate Fighting-type move, but it is rather weak. Night Slash allows Beartic to damage Frillish, but it is too rare to be worth devoting a moveslot to handling it. Beartic has a few other setup moves, notably Hone Claws and Rain Dance; however, it is generally too frail to set up. Beartic has some usable special moves, such as Ice Beam and Surf, but Beartic is better off using its physical moves. Beartic has some interesting support options, most notably Yawn and Roar, but it doesn't use them very well due to its poor defensive typing.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Metang counters Beartic completely, as it is neutral to its Fighting-type moves and threatens Beartic with Meteor Mash and Bullet Punch. Other Steel-types can generally take one Fighting-type move at full health and set up on Beartic. Fire-types, such as Torkoal and Simisear, can threaten Beartic, but Stone Edge is a problem for the frailer ones. Rock-types such as Regirock and Carracosta can take Beartic's Fighting-type moves at full health and threaten it back with their super effective STAB moves. Fighting-types can smash Beartic, but most cannot safely switch in. Stealth Rock limits Beartic's decent bulk, allowing any Pokemon that can take a hit to strike back hard. As Beartic is quite slow outside of rain, anything faster than it can generally cripple it due to its lack of resistances.</p>
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2013
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    Amateur check, hope this helps!
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    [Overview]

    <p>While it is the strongest physical attacking Ice-type attacker in the tier, Beartic has trouble distinguishing itself from Piloswine. Beartic has good natural bulk, but Ice is a horrible defensive typing and gives it a weakness to Stealth Rock. Outside of the rain, Beartic is too slow to sweep through teams. It also has trouble dealing enough damage to threaten dangerous Pokemon such as Ludicolo, Gurdurr, and Samurott. Make sure your team can make use of Beartic's ability to threaten defensive Pokemon and Grass-types before you give it a team slot.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Bulk Up
    move 1: Bulk Up
    move 2: Substitute
    move 3: Icicle Crash
    move 4: Low Kick
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Swift Swim
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 132 HP / 252 Atk / 124 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set makes use of Beartic's decent bulk to set up on defensive Pokemon,(AC) such as Alomomola and Lickilicky. Bulk Up improves Beartic's already good Attack stat and makes it harder for Pokemon such as Lickilicky to wear it down. Substitute works great in tandem with Bulk Up to block status moves and make physically offensive walls,(AC) such as Lickilicky and Alomomola,(AC) unable to break through after a few boosts. Icicle Crash is Beartic's most reliable STAB move,(RC) and threatens Grass- and Flying-types,(AC) such as Tangela and Mandibuzz. Low Kick has good neutral coverage alongside Icicle Crash, dealing with Steel-types and most Thick Fat Pokemon,(AC) such as Munchlax. This set threatens stall teams as most members cannot break its Beartic's Substitute while any that do are threatened by its offensive moves.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The given EVs allow Beartic to outspeed uninvested base 65 Speed Pokemon, such as Alomomola and Tangela, while maintaining as much offensive power as possible. Toxic Spikes work well with this set,(AC) as Beartic threatens most Poison-(add hyphen)types and can continuously use Substitute to stall out offensive Pokemon that it can't immediately threaten, such as Sawk. Garbodor and Roselia are good options teammates to set up Toxic Spikes and absorb them from your own side of the field. Fighting-types such as Gurdurr are threatening to Beartic, so Musharna and Misdreavus are good partners to handle them. Mushana Musharna can use a slow Baton Pass to switch in Beartic safely, while Misdreavus can act as a spinblocker for your team; both can also use Heal Bell to remove status,(AC) which would otherwise cripple which cripples Beartic. Regirock and Golem are good options to handle the Fire-types that melt Beartic, most notably Charizard. They can also set up Stealth Rock, which allows Beartic to OHKO Charizard on the switch-(remove hyphen)in with Icicle Crash. As this set can weaken walls such as Alomomola, Tangela, and Mandibuzz, sweepers that appreciate their removal are great teammates. Swords Dance Samurott, Calm Mind Serperior, and Kangaskhan are all good teammates to take advantage of the weakening or removal of walls.</p>

    [SET]
    name: All-Out Attacker
    move 1: Icicle Crash
    move 2: Superpower
    move 3: Stone Edge
    move 4: Taunt / Aqua Jet
    item: Life Orb
    ability: Swift Swim
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 32 HP / 252 Atk / 8 Def / 216 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set maximizes Beartic's initial power, threatens most Grass-types in the tier, and is Beartic's best set to use on rain teams.(remove extra period). Icicle Crash is Beartic's most reliable STAB move, and threatens bulky Pokemon such as Mandibuzz and Tangela. Superpower provides good coverage with Icicle Crash, and demolishes most Steel-types before they can retaliate. Stone Edge provides coverage against Fire-types, most notably Torkoal,(AC) who can take any other move on this set very well. Taunt is the preferred last move for the last slot which allows to allow Beartic to stop walls from inflicting status on it,(RC) or recovering off the damage that Beartic inflicts. Aqua Jet is useful if your team needs priority, and is the preferred option if your team provides rain support.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The Speed EVs allow Beartic to outspeed uninvested base 75 Speed Pokemon, such as Garbodor, and max Speed Golem. If Swift Swim is active, Beartic can outspeed Modest Electrode as well. The rest of the EVs help maximize Beartic's offensive power and minimize Life Orb recoil. Rock Slide is a viable option to use over Stone Edge, but the lower base power makes it harder to deal with Torkoal. Swords Dance is a viable option for the last move slot, but Beartic is generally too frail and slow to set it up. This set is walled by Water-types, so Ludicolo and Exeggutor are some good teammates to threaten them. Ludicolo can also provide rain support to allow Beartic to sweep more effectively. Fighting-types threaten Beartic as well, so Musharna is a good teammate to tank their moves and provide Beartic with Heal Bell and Thunder Wave support. Regirock can also provide Thunder Wave support to cripple Choice Scarf users, and can set up Stealth Rock to allow Beartic to OHKO Charizard and Jynx on the switch-(remove hyphen)in with Icicle Crash.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Avalanche is a viable option over Icicle Crash as it is the stronger move when Beartic is attacked during the turn, but the negative priority means that Beartic would will take damage from Pokemon that it would normally outspeeds,(AC) such as Tangela. Toxic can catch walls such as Alomomola on the switch, but Beartic doesn't normally have room for it. Focus Punch is an option for the Bulk Up set, but Beartic isn't strong enough to make it worthwhile. Brick Break can also be used as an alternate Fighting-type move, but it is rather weak. Night Slash allows Beartic to damage Frillish, however, Frillish is too rare to deserve its own moveslot but it is too rare to be worth devoting a moveslot to handling it. Beartic has a few other set-(remove hyphen and space, should be "setup moves")up moves, notably Hone Claws and Rain Dance; however,(AC) it is generally too frail to set them up. Beartic has some usable special moves, such as Ice Beam and Surf, but Beartic is better off using its physical moves. Beartic has some interesting support options, most notably Yawn and Roar, but it doesn't use them very well with its poor defensive typing.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Metang counters Beartic completely, as it is neutral to its Fighting-type moves and threatens Beartic with Meteor Mash and Bullet Punch. Other Steel-types can generally take one Fighting-types move at full health and set up on Beartic. Fire-types, such as Torkoal and Simisear, can threaten Beartic, though Stone Edge is a problem for the frailer ones. Rock-types, such as Regirock and Carracosta, can take even its Beartic's Fighting-type moves at full health and threaten it back with their super effective STAB moves. Fighting-types can smash Beartic, though most cannot safely switch in on Beartic. Stealth Rock limits Beartic's decent bulk, allowing any Pokemon that can take a hit to strike back hard. As Beartic is quite slow outside of R(remove capital, should just be "rain")ain, anything faster than it can generally cripple it due to its lack of resistances.</p>

    edit: added the typo stated below
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2013
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    Oh btw something I caught now: in the AC of the first set you accidentally misspelled Musharna as "Mushana" when mentioning it as a partner.
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    Ok implemented most of your check thanks!
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    [Overview]

    <p>While it is the strongest physical Ice-type attacker in the tier, Beartic has trouble distinguishing itself from Piloswine. Beartic has good natural bulk, but Ice is a horrible defensive typing and gives it a weakness to Stealth Rock. Outside of the rain, Beartic is too slow to sweep through teams. It also has trouble dealing enough damage to threaten dangerous Pokemon such as Ludicolo, Gurdurr, and Samurott. Make sure your team can make use of Beartic's ability to threaten defensive Pokemon and Grass-types before you give it a team slot.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Bulk Up
    move 1: Bulk Up
    move 2: Substitute
    move 3: Icicle Crash
    move 4: Low Kick
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Swift Swim
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 132 HP / 252 Atk / 124 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set makes use of Beartic's decent bulk to set up on defensive Pokemon, such as Alomomola and Lickilicky. Bulk Up improves Beartic's already good Attack stat and makes it harder for Pokemon such as Lickilicky to wear it down. Substitute works great in tandem with Bulk Up to block status moves and make physically offensive walls, such as Lickilicky and Alomomola, unable to break through after a few boosts. Icicle Crash is Beartic's most reliable STAB move and threatens Grass- and Flying-types, (RC) such as Tangela and Mandibuzz, respectively. Low Kick has good neutral coverage alongside Icicle Crash, dealing with Steel-types and most Thick Fat Pokemon, such as Munchlax. This set threatens stall teams as most members cannot break Beartic's Substitute while any that do are threatened by its offensive moves.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The given EVs allow Beartic to outspeed uninvested base 65 Speed Pokemon, such as Alomomola and Tangela, while maintaining as much offensive power as possible. Toxic Spikes work well with this set, as Beartic threatens most Poison-types and can continuously use Substitute to stall out offensive Pokemon that it can't immediately threaten, such as Sawk. Garbodor and Roselia are good teammates to set up Toxic Spikes and absorb them from your side of the field. Fighting-types such as Gurdurr are threatening to Beartic, so Musharna and Misdreavus are good partners to handle them. Musharna can use a slow Baton Pass to switch in Beartic safely, (RC) while Misdreavus can act as a spinblocker for your team; both can also use Heal Bell to remove status, which would otherwise cripple Beartic. Regirock and Golem are good options to handle the Fire-types that melt Beartic, most notably Charizard. They can also set up Stealth Rock, which allows Beartic to OHKO Charizard on the switch in with Icicle Crash. As this set can weaken walls such as Alomomola, Tangela, and Mandibuzz, sweepers that appreciate their removal are great teammates. Swords Dance Samurott, Calm Mind Serperior, and Kangaskhan are all good teammates to take advantage of the weakening or removal of walls.</p>

    [SET]
    name: All-Out Attacker
    move 1: Icicle Crash
    move 2: Superpower
    move 3: Stone Edge
    move 4: Taunt / Aqua Jet
    item: Life Orb
    ability: Swift Swim
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 32 HP / 252 Atk / 8 Def / 216 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set maximizes Beartic's initial power, threatens most Grass-types in the tier, and is Beartic's best set to use on rain teams. Icicle Crash is Beartic's most reliable STAB move, (RC) and threatens bulky Pokemon such as Mandibuzz and Tangela. Superpower provides good coverage with Icicle Crash, (RC) and demolishes most Steel-types before they can retaliate. Stone Edge provides coverage against Fire-types, most notably Torkoal, whothat can take any other move on this set very well. Taunt is the preferred move for the last slot which, (AC) as it allows Beartic to stop walls from inflicting status on it or recovering off the damage that Beartic inflicts. Aqua Jet is useful if your team needs priority, and it is the preferred option if your team provides rain support.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The Speed EVs allow Beartic to outspeed uninvested base 75 Speed Pokemon, such as Garbodor, and max Speed Golem. If Swift Swim is active, Beartic can outspeed Modest Electrode as well. The rest of the EVs help maximize Beartic's offensive power and minimize Life Orb recoil. Rock Slide is a viable option over Stone Edge, but the lower bBase pPower makes it harder to deal with Torkoal. Swords Dance is a viable option for the last slot, but Beartic is generally too frail and slow to set it up. This set is walled by Water-types, so Ludicolo and Exeggutor are good teammates to threaten them. Ludicolo can also provide rain support to allow Beartic to sweep more effectively. Fighting-types threaten Beartic as well, so Musharna is a good teammate to tank their moves and provide Beartic with Heal Bell and Thunder Wave support. Regirock can also provide Thunder Wave support to cripple Choice Scarf users, (RC) and can set up Stealth Rock to allow Beartic to OHKO Charizard and Jynx on the switch in with Icicle Crash.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Avalanche is a viable option over Icicle Crash as it is the stronger move when Beartic is attacked during the turn, but the negative priority means that Beartic will take damage from Pokemon that it normally outspeeds, such as Tangela. Toxic can catch walls such as Alomomola on the switch, but Beartic doesn't normally doesn't have room for it. Focus Punch is an option for the Bulk Up set, but Beartic isn't strong enough to make it worthwhilese using. Brick Break can also be used as an alternate Fighting-type move, but it is rather weak. Night Slash allows Beartic to damage Frillish, but it is too rare to be worth devoting a moveslot to handling it. Beartic has a few other setup moves, notably Hone Claws and Rain Dance; however, it is generally too frail to set up. Beartic has some usable special moves, such as Ice Beam and Surf, but Beartic is better off using its physical moves. Beartic has some interesting support options, most notably Yawn and Roar, but it doesn't use them very well withdue to its poor defensive typing.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Metang counters Beartic completely, as it is neutral to its Fighting-type moves and threatens Beartic with Meteor Mash and Bullet Punch. Other Steel-types can generally take one Fighting-types move at full health and set up on Beartic. Fire-types, such as Torkoal and Simisear, can threaten Beartic, thoughbut Stone Edge is a problem for the frailer ones. Rock-types, (RC) such as Regirock and Carracosta, (RC) can take Beartic's Fighting-type moves at full health and threaten it back with their super effective STAB moves. Fighting-types can smash Beartic, thoughbut most cannot safely switch in. Stealth Rock limits Beartic's decent bulk, allowing any Pokemon that can take a hit to strike back hard. As Beartic is quite slow outside of rain, anything faster than it can generally cripple it due to its lack of resistances.</p>


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    [Overview]

    <p>While it is the strongest physical Ice-type attacker in the tier, Beartic has trouble distinguishing itself from Piloswine. Beartic has good natural bulk, but Ice is a horrible defensive typing and gives it a weakness to Stealth Rock. Outside of the rain, Beartic is too slow to sweep through teams. It also has trouble dealing enough damage to threaten dangerous Pokemon such as Ludicolo, Gurdurr, and Samurott. Make sure your team can make use of Beartic's ability to threaten defensive Pokemon and Grass-types before you give it a team slot.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Bulk Up
    move 1: Bulk Up
    move 2: Substitute
    move 3: Icicle Crash
    move 4: Low Kick
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Swift Swim
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 132 HP / 252 Atk / 124 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set makes use of Beartic's decent bulk to set up on defensive Pokemon, such as Alomomola and Lickilicky. Bulk Up improves Beartic's already good Attack stat and makes it harder for Pokemon such as Lickilicky to wear it down. Substitute works great in tandem with Bulk Up to block status moves and make physically offensive walls, such as Lickilicky and Alomomola, unable to break through after a few boosts. Icicle Crash is Beartic's most reliable STAB move and threatens Grass- and Flying-types such as Tangela and Mandibuzz, respectively. Low Kick has good neutral coverage alongside Icicle Crash, dealing with Steel-types and most Thick Fat Pokemon, such as Munchlax. This set threatens stall teams as most members cannot break Beartic's Substitute while any that do are threatened by its offensive moves.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The given EVs allow Beartic to outspeed uninvested base 65 Speed Pokemon, such as Alomomola and Tangela, while maintaining as much offensive power as possible. Toxic Spikes work well with this set, as Beartic threatens most Poison-types and can continuously use Substitute to stall out offensive Pokemon that it can't immediately threaten, such as Sawk. Garbodor and Roselia are good teammates to set up Toxic Spikes and absorb them from your side of the field. Fighting-types such as Gurdurr are threatening to Beartic, so Musharna and Misdreavus are good partners to handle them. Musharna can use a slow Baton Pass to switch in Beartic safely while Misdreavus can act as a spinblocker for your team; both can also use Heal Bell to remove status, which would otherwise cripple Beartic. Regirock and Golem are good options to handle the Fire-types that melt Beartic, most notably Charizard. They can also set up Stealth Rock, which allows Beartic to OHKO Charizard on the switch in with Icicle Crash. As this set can weaken walls such as Alomomola, Tangela, and Mandibuzz, sweepers that appreciate their removal are great teammates. Swords Dance Samurott, Calm Mind Serperior, and Kangaskhan are all good teammates to take advantage of the weakening or removal of walls.</p>

    [SET]
    name: All-Out Attacker
    move 1: Icicle Crash
    move 2: Superpower
    move 3: Stone Edge
    move 4: Taunt / Aqua Jet
    item: Life Orb
    ability: Swift Swim
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 32 HP / 252 Atk / 8 Def / 216 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set maximizes Beartic's initial power, threatens most Grass-types in the tier, and is Beartic's best set to use on rain teams. Icicle Crash is Beartic's most reliable STAB move and threatens bulky Pokemon such as Mandibuzz and Tangela. Superpower provides good coverage with Icicle Crash and demolishes most Steel-types before they can retaliate. Stone Edge provides coverage against Fire-types, most notably Torkoal, that can take any other move on this set. Taunt is the preferred move for the last slot, as it allows Beartic to stop walls from inflicting status on it or recovering off the damage that Beartic inflicts. Aqua Jet is useful if your team needs priority, and it is the preferred option if your team provides rain support.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The Speed EVs allow Beartic to outspeed uninvested base 75 Speed Pokemon, such as Garbodor, and max Speed Golem. If Swift Swim is active, Beartic can outspeed Modest Electrode as well. The rest of the EVs help maximize Beartic's offensive power and minimize Life Orb recoil. Rock Slide is a viable option over Stone Edge, but the lower Base Power makes it harder to deal with Torkoal. Swords Dance is a viable option for the last slot, but Beartic is generally too frail and slow to set it up. This set is walled by Water-types, so Ludicolo and Exeggutor are good teammates to threaten them. Ludicolo can also provide rain support to allow Beartic to sweep more effectively. Fighting-types threaten Beartic as well, so Musharna is a good teammate to tank their moves and provide Beartic with Heal Bell and Thunder Wave support. Regirock can also provide Thunder Wave support to cripple Choice Scarf users and set up Stealth Rock to allow Beartic to OHKO Charizard and Jynx on the switch in with Icicle Crash.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Avalanche is a viable option over Icicle Crash as it is the stronger move when Beartic is attacked during the turn, but the negative priority means that Beartic will take damage from Pokemon that it normally outspeeds, such as Tangela. Toxic can catch walls such as Alomomola on the switch, but Beartic normally doesn't have room for it. Focus Punch is an option for the Bulk Up set, but Beartic isn't strong enough to make it worth using. Brick Break can also be used as an alternate Fighting-type move, but it is rather weak. Night Slash allows Beartic to damage Frillish, but it is too rare to be worth devoting a moveslot to handling it. Beartic has a few other setup moves, notably Hone Claws and Rain Dance; however, it is generally too frail to set up. Beartic has some usable special moves, such as Ice Beam and Surf, but Beartic is better off using its physical moves. Beartic has some interesting support options, most notably Yawn and Roar, but it doesn't use them very well due to its poor defensive typing.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Metang counters Beartic completely, as it is neutral to its Fighting-type moves and threatens Beartic with Meteor Mash and Bullet Punch. Other Steel-types can generally take one Fighting-types move at full health and set up on Beartic. Fire-types, such as Torkoal and Simisear, can threaten Beartic, but Stone Edge is a problem for the frailer ones. Rock-types such as Regirock and Carracosta can take Beartic's Fighting-type moves at full health and threaten it back with their super effective STAB moves. Fighting-types can smash Beartic, but most cannot safely switch in. Stealth Rock limits Beartic's decent bulk, allowing any Pokemon that can take a hit to strike back hard. As Beartic is quite slow outside of rain, anything faster than it can generally cripple it due to its lack of resistances.</p>

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